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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2011
Saint Cosme Gigondas 2011
(search item no. 124079)
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Mourvedre and Syrah played a crucial role in this 2011 vintage - they brought the roundness and the meatiness which make a real Gigondas. The quality of the fruit, the association between power, and freshness make this a great vintage. There are notes of gingerbread, strawberry, raspberry, and white pepper.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault

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About Domaine de Saint Cosme:

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.